What does impalpable mean?

impalpable meaning in General Dictionary

Not palpable that cannot be felt extremely fine so that no grit can be perceived by touch

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  • incompetent at being thought of by the senses particularly the feeling of touch
  • not perceptible to touch
  • imperceptible to your senses or perhaps the mind
  • maybe not palpable; that can't be experienced; acutely fine, so that no grit could be identified by touch.
  • perhaps not product; intangible; incorporeal.
  • perhaps not apprehensible, or easily apprehensible, by theu000du000a brain; unreal; since, impalpable distinctions.

impalpable meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1500, from French impalpable, from Medieval Latin impalpabilis, from assimilated type of in- "not, reverse of" (see in- (1)) + palpabilis (see palpable). Figurative usage from 1774. Relevant: Impalpably; impalpability.

impalpable - French to English


impalpable meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Perhaps not palpable; that simply cannot be considered; extremely fine, so no grit may be perceived by touch.

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  • (a.) Perhaps not material; intangible; incorporeal.
  • (a.) Maybe not apprehensible, or readily apprehensible, because of the mind; unreal; because, impalpable distinctions.

Sentence Examples with the word impalpable

Defoe possessed genius, and his secret is at the last as impalpable as the secret of genius always is.

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